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The AUT University Public Lecture Series, includes professorial addresses and serves as a public platform for introducing new professors to university colleagues and to the wider community interested in their field. In the one-hour lecture, professors take their audience on a journey related to their research interests, their career to date, and the future as they see it. The AUT Public Lecture Series is accessible to a wide audience and well attended by AUT staff and visitors to the campus and we welcome you to attend.

Public Lectures to be held at AUT in 2015


  • Chemistry Matters
    Thursday 2 April
    Professor Allan Blackman
    Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

Professor Allan BlackmanChemistry is a vital part of every aspect of our daily lives, and yet it is not given a second thought by the majority of the populace. This talk aims to redress the balance somewhat by showing the fundamental importance of chemistry to life on earth.

Most importantly, it will be illustrated with everyday examples which will hopefully dispel the oft-quoted myth that ‘chemicals are bad’. Chemistry is the reason we live as we do, and it will be chemists who will make the discoveries that will ensure the continuance of life on earth as we know it. The more that everyone on the planet knows about chemistry, the better will be our chances of survival.

Professor Blackman was born and educated in Dunedin. On completion of his PhD with Professor David Buckingham and Dr Charles Clark, he spent a postdoctoral period at Indiana University, before returning to the University of Otago to take up a lecturing position. He spent sabbatical time at the University of Minnesota, the University of Queensland and Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, and was also appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the National University for Defense Technology in Changsha, China.

In 2014, Professor Blackman moved to AUT. His interests centre around coordination chemistry, science communication and chemistry education.
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  • Tuesday 28 April
    Professor Enrico Haemmerle
    Professor of Engineering, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
  • Friday 15 May
    Professor Andrea Alfaro
    Professor of Applied Science, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
  • Tuesday 26 May
    Professor Liz Smythe
    Professor of Healthcare Practice, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
  • Tuesday 22 July
    Professor Richard Siegert
    Professor of Psychology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
  • Monday 10 August
    Professor John Tookey
    Professor of Engineering, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
  • Tuesday 25 August
    Professor Judy McGregor
    Professor of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Faculty of Culture and Society
  • Friday 9 October
    Professor Jiling Cao
    Professor of Mathematics, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
  • Tuesday 22 September
    Professor Rhema Vaithianathan
    Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
  • Tuesday 20 October (to be confirmed)
    Professor Nicola Brasch
    Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences



RSVP and Venue Details

4.30pm - 5.30pm
WA Building Conference Centre
City Campus
Level 2, WA Building
55 Wellesley Street East

Refreshments will be served after each address

Please RSVP to: sue.chapman@aut.ac.nz

 


 

 

 


Last updated: 16-Mar-2015 2.00pm

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